Anthony Mackie (born 1979 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American actor. He has been featured in feature films, television series and Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom", "Drowning Crow", "McReele", "A Soldier's Play", and "Talk" by Carl Hancock Rux for which he won an Obie Award in 2002.
He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards for his role in The Hurt Locker. This is Mackie's second ISA nomination, the first coming for his work in 2003 in Brother to Brother, where he was nominated for Best Actor. Also in 2009, Mackie portrayed slain rap artist Tupac Shakur in the film Notorious.
Mackie was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). He graduated from the drama program at the North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA), located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and later graduate from the Juilliard School (Group 30).
His brother Calvin Mackie is an Associate Professor at Tulane University.
In 2002, Anthony Mackie worked as an understudy to Don Cheadle in Suzan-Lori Parks' play Topdog/Underdog. His first starring role in a feature film was in the 2003